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PG&E And Running Start Now Accepting Scholarship Applications For Young Women’s Political Leadership Program

Utility Awards Five Deserving High School Girls Opportunity to Attend Conference in February
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 26, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Washington D.C.-based nonprofit Running Start announced today that they are now accepting applications from high school girls for five scholarships to attend Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Leadership program (YWPL) in Los Angeles on February 9, 2013. Five high school girls who aspire to become political leaders will have the opportunity to attend the conference and get hands-on experience and training to equip them for the rigors of a career in politics – all expenses paid.

New Play And Learn Center Opens In Yekaterinburg, Russia

Amway and the Foundation to Support Children in Difficult Situations open a play and learn center for disabled children in the city of Yekaterinburg in Russia
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On December 20, 2012, Amway and the Foundation to Support Children in Difficult Situations opened a play and learn center - lekoteka - for children with disabilities in the city of Yekaterinburg, in Russia

Amway sponsors the project I'll learn!, which providers opportunities to hundreds of children with severe physical and mental disabilities allowing them to stay with their families while preparing for admission to regular or special schools, which increases the likelihood of their successful integration into the community and enjoying the life to the fullest.

The gala opening in Yekaterinburg was attended by Maria Shichkova, specialists from the family policy and social services at the Ministry of Social Policy of the Sverdlovsk region, Alexei Galimshin chief of Staff of the Commissioner for Children's Rights in the Sverdlovsk region, representatives of public organizations and the Foundation to Support Children in Difficult Situations, as well as children with disabilities and their parents

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On December 20, 2012, Amway and the Foundation to Support Children in Difficult Situations opened a play and learn center - lekoteka - for children with disabilities in the city of Yekaterinburg, in Russia

Amway sponsors the project I'll learn!, which providers opportunities to hundreds of children with severe physical and mental disabilities allowing them to stay with their families while preparing for admission to regular or special schools, which increases the likelihood of their successful integration into the community and enjoying the life to the fullest.

The gala opening in Yekaterinburg was attended by Maria Shichkova, specialists from the family policy and social services at the Ministry of Social Policy of the Sverdlovsk region, Alexei Galimshin chief of Staff of the Commissioner for Children's Rights in the Sverdlovsk region, representatives of public organizations and the Foundation to Support Children in Difficult Situations, as well as children with disabilities and their parents

Help Us Make The Next Ten Years A Huge Step Towards Canadian Sustainability!

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In the past decade, The Natural Step Canada has helped tens of thousands of people across Canada to understand the relevance of sustainability in their lives and take action to “accelerate the transformation toward a sustainable world.” This has largely been possible because of the passion, energy and commitment of our supporters - to whom we’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you.

Applications Now Open for Global Leaders To Engage with India’s Most Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs

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MUMBAI, INDIA, December 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Applications are now open for leading global executives, academics, and nonprofit leaders to travel to India this February to engage with some of the world’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs. From 22 February 2012—2 March 2012, this highly qualified group will travel to Bangalore, Chennai, and Pondicherry, meeting the founders and staff of social ventures; discussing, debating, and reflecting on pivotal issues; and taking part in vibrant cultural experiences.

Round Rock's Stony Point High School Named National Champion in 2012 Get Schooled Attendance Challenge with a 5.06% Attendance Gain

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Round Rock, TEXAS, December 17, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas set out to improve school attendance and ended up transforming the entire school community, boosting student engagement, posting huge attendance gains and winning a national championship in the Get Schooled 2012 Fall Attendance Challenge.  Stony Point High School, part of a regional Get Schooled Challenge in Central Texas, posted a 5.06% boost in attendance.  E3 Alliance, together with Emmis Austin Radio and Incite organized the regional effort with 31 Central Texas schools participating.

Montana High School Student to Attempt Expedition From Death Valley to Mount Whitney

Missoula senior to trek 157 miles and climb 14,505 feet to raise money for a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting youth outside
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MISSOULA, Mont., Dec. 11, 2012 /3BL Media/– Hellgate High Senior Adam Peterman, 17,  of Missoula, Mont. will attempt to bike, hike and scramble from the lowest point in the contiguous United States to the highest in an effort to inspire more youth to get outside.  As part of his senior project, Peterman will travel from Badwater in Death Valley, Calif., to the 14,505-foot summit of Mount Whitney beginning December 20 and attempt to reach California’s highest peak in less than 48 hours entirely under his own steam. 

Cabot Creamery Cooperative Announces November Reward Volunteers 2.0 Winners

App and Web Widget Allows Volunteers to Win Prizes for Serving Their Communities
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Cabot, VT, December 7, 2012 /3BL Media/ -  Cabot Creamery Cooperative is pleased to announce the top performers in another inspiring round of Reward Volunteers 2.0®, a program created to reward volunteers for the work they do improving lives and communities. From October 27 through November 27, their combined efforts totaled 3,307 hours of volunteer work, benefiting 165 non-profit organizations across the United States.

Accenture Grants the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan US $1.15M to Equip Persons with Disabilities with Employment Skills

Award reflects Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed
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TOKYO, December 6, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded AAR Japan US$1.15 million to help the organization provide vocational training, business skills and suitable job placements to more than 2,700 persons with disabilities.

Microsoft Awards Imagine Cup Grants to Jumpstart Student Startups That Address Social Issues

Students from around the world awarded cash and in-kind funding to support development of technology solutions to solve global problems.
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Dec. 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ At the Social Innovation Summit today, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the second annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their projects into social enterprises or nonprofits that will address a specific social issue.

Accenture Awards KIPP – Knowledge Is Power Program – an Additional US $3.3 Million to Equip Young People with Career Readiness Skills

Grant reflects Accenture’s corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
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NEW YORK, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Accenture Foundations today announced that they have awarded KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), a national network of charter schools, a grant of US$3.3 million to help young people in underserved communities transition from secondary education to higher education and employment. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support of KIPP to US$3.7 million since 2009.

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